The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council hosted their annual Festival of Trees Thursday at the Days Inn in Altus.
The Masters of Ceremonies for the evening was Don Stone, Ret. Col. and current Deputy of MX/A-Team at AAFB; and Donna Tucker, Choir Director for First United Methodist Church. Distinguished guests assisting Santa this year were Col. Todd Hohn, 97th AMW Wing Commander AAFB; and Col. Charles Ohlinger, 97th AMW Vice-Wing Commander AAFB. Assisting auctioneer Scott Tripp for the evening will be Col. Hohn’s wife Kathy and SAHC President Cathy Stone. Music was provided by the Altus High School a cappella chorus “BluHarmonix” directed by Neil Young.
An outstanding collection of unique items and holiday gift packages of all types were donated to be auctioned as a way to help support the arts and humanities programming in Altus.